[Catalyst] [SOT] cat webmail app?

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Fri Aug 8 02:46:27 BST 2008

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 01:12:47PM -0700, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> Jose Luis Martinez wrote:
> >Roderick A. Anderson escribió:
> >>I think I've done my due diligence.  I've searched using Google and 
> >>looked through the cat website but haven't found any info on a cat 
> >>based webmail interface.  Heck even Perl based is tough.  And webmail 
> >>may be the wrong term.
> >>
> >You will get free beer ;)
> >
> > From http://dev.catalystframework.org/wiki/catalystbounties
> >
> >4 cases of beer
> >    * An IMAP Client using Ajax type things, preferably using Dojo, to 
> >whoop Squirrelmail's butt. Offered by Suretec - ghenry
> >
> >I was planning to start a webmail with Catalyst as the base, and an AJAX 
> >interface myself, but I think it's better to team up than to do it on 
> >myself. Are you open to help? Maybe a mailing list can be started to lay 
> >down the design and necessary components, get ideas, etc.
> This looks a little more energetic than I had planned, at least
> initially.  I am not looking for an Outlook replacement plus I've never
> used Squirrelmail so I don't know what all it provides.

So build the bugger with a plugin interface and let the rest of the world
have a go, you can split the beer :)
> That said, I'll give it a whirl.  I need to add that I have specific
> needs as far as IMAP and SMTP (outbound) handling goes.  Those include 
> Postfix, Dovecot, and PostgreSQL.  So that will twist how I want to do 
> things.  I'll aim for as generic as possible so other MTA's, IMAP 
> servers, and LDA's could be used with a little tweaking.

We'll happily host a list and svn for this alongside the main catalyst
stuff; I can also help you set up an IRC channel on irc.perl.org if you
want to at some point.

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